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Catholic Archbishop Kidnapped in Iraq

A Catholic archbishop in Mosul, Iraq, has been kidnapped, the Vatican said Monday. It identified the kidnapped man as Archbishop Basile Georges Casmoussa, 66, of the Syrian Catholic Church, one of the branches of the Catholic Church.”The Holy See deplores in the firmest way such a terrorist act,” a Vatican statement said, asking that he be freed immediately. The reason for the kidnapping was unclear, but Christians — tens of thousands of whom live in and around Mosul — have been subjected to attacks in the past.Full Story

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